Cynthia Barlow Marrs SGFA

Portfolio: • Sketchbook Towns and interiors

Double portrait with triple wardrobe

Double portrait with triple wardrobe

May 2018: Fountain pen and water brush in Moleskine watercolour sketchbook, over old sketch with loosely brushed undercoat of Chinese white watercolour.

I use this particular sketchbook for sloppy experiments with ink and watercolour. That's why you see dried leaked ink in the gutter and around the page margins. Last year I carried my portable lab-experiment sketchbook to Sloane Square for a day of drawing with Urban Sketchers London. I attempted the stained glass window of Holy Trinity Church in Sloane Street, then turned the page and wandered off to draw something else. This morning when I sketched a domestic scene over the old drawing, the church window turned into a patterned duvet cover.

Ink and wash in sketchbook
13cm x 27cm